Copying binaries to new server

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Oct 24 18:18:45 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Oct 24), James Smallacombe said:
> Here's another issue I just ran into while trying to do just that, using tar:
> su-2.05b# tar xpPvfz
> <snip thousands of lines>
> x /usr/lib/
> x /usr/lib/libalias.a
> x /usr/lib/
> x /usr/lib/libarchive.a
> x /usr/lib/ error: 10 (core dumped)
> I take it the core dump occured because I was trying to overwrite a lib that
> was in use by tar, right?  Is there a good way around this?

You can try the -U option, which will unlink existing files before
creating the new version.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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